ASAP grants to help students study arts

Recipients and their area of study are as follows: Bethany Bartkus, a former Shepaug Valley High school student (dance at the Kaatsbaan Ballet School in Tivoli, N.Y.); Shepaug students Emma Cava (voice at the New York Summer Music Festival), Lindsay Walsh (creative arts at Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp in New Milford) and Alex Maddalena (photography at the Center for Creative Youth).

Also, Waterbury Arts Magnet School students Ashley Randall, Melissa Harmon and Caitlin Belforti (theatre at the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University) and Jillian DeMayo (fashion design at Rhode Island School of Design).

For more information, call ASAP at (860) 868-0740, e-mail or visit